Manuscripts rescued from the hands of Islamist rebels

Historical texts smuggled out of Timbuktu in cars, carts and canoes are on show this week in Brussels

Published online: 18 December 2014

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Hoffmann, Loos and the modernisation of Vienna

Exhibition explores the architects’ influence and their differences

Published online: 18 December 2014

MoMA talks about race

Show to reunite Jacob Lawrence’s 60-panel work about African American migration North

Published online: 17 December 2014

Prado partners with Botín foundation to research Goya’s drawings

The €1.7m collaboration is to result in a five-volume catalogue raisonné and two exhibitions

Published online: 16 December 2014

Photographer captures the human face of Ebola epidemic

Brussels art centre partners with Médecins Sans Frontières to show portraits of aid workers in West Africa

Published online: 16 December 2014

Guggenheim Bilbao acquires Yoko Ono works

While MoMA announces "One Woman Show" on the artist

Published online: 11 December 2014


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If artists have a reputation for big egos and diva-ish behaviour, Olafur Eliasson—whose new

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A most beautiful bible

Just in time for Christmas, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York hosts “The Winchester Bible: a Masterpiece of Medieval Art” (until 9 March 2015), an exhibition of illuminated pages from the famed medieval bible, which was written by a single scribe and illustrated by a group of painters over the course of 30 years in the 1100s. Commissioned around 1160 by the Bishop of Winchester, Henry of Blois, the multi-volume tome is currently on tour while the cathedral at Winchester undergoes renovation. The Metropolitan museum show includes two volumes of the book, and one of the volume’s pages will be turned once a month for the duration of the exhibition. In this clip, the actor John Rhys-Davies, who played Henry of Blois in “Chronicles of Light,” discusses the bible.